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    How can I find the percentage of a percent?

    Say I have 3 numbers: 274,200, 783,200 and 78,250. Now each of those are going to be a percentage of 17%. How do I find out what the percentage of each number would be of 17%. Sorry if my question is completely confusing. My brain is pretty fried from trying to figure this out.
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    You're asking, "17 percent of x is 274,000".

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.17x = y | y = 274,000, 783,200, 78,250<br />

    Solve for x.

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x = \frac{274000}{.17}<br />

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wifnoteef View Post
    Say I have 3 numbers: 274,200, 783,200 and 78,250. Now each of those are going to be a percentage of 17%. How do I find out what the percentage of each number would be of 17%. Sorry if my question is completely confusing. My brain is pretty fried from trying to figure this out.
    If you mean "each of those is 17% of what number?", then it is what what Scientia said, that number divided by 0.17.

    However if you mean "what is 17% of each number?", then it is that number multiplied by 0.17.
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